Founded in 1976 by EMU faculty and professionals in the field of aging, the Aging Studies program meets the diverse educational needs of students interested in issues of aging. Our interdisciplinary program emphasizes a life course perspective and addresses realities and myths of growing old. The result is an education that enhances the ability to work with or on behalf of older people effectively and compassionately.
The program is administered through a Committee composed of faculty from the following disciplines: Gerontology; Sociology; Health Administration; Nursing Education; Psychology; Occupational Therapy; Nutrition and Dietetics; Interior Design; Recreational Therapy; Women and Gender Studies; Special Education; Business; and Social Work.
The program offers a 21-credit hour, interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Gerontology; an 18-credit hour interdisciplinary graduate certificate in Gerontology; and a 13-credit hour graduate certificate in Dementia.